Common Car Maintenance Mistakes That Could Be Hurting Your Car

Today’s cars perform better and last longer than ever before. Even so, vehicles of even the absolute highest quality require routine maintenance to stay in good working order. If you are driving under the assumption that your brand-new Ford is all set and ready to go, you may be guilty of some of the more prevalent car maintenance mistakes that lead to major issues down the line.

 Car Maintenance 

Driving with Improper Tire Pressure

Not only does driving with under-inflated tires make flat tires much more likely, it also hurts your car’s fuel economy. When you drive with one or more tires that are not properly inflated, your car has to work extra hard, increasing fuel consumption and leading to uneven tire-wear. To avoid this, make sure that you check your tires’ pressure levels in accordance to your owner’s manual once every few weeks or so.

Skipping Oil Changes

If your car isn’t showing any obvious symptoms of serious malfunction, it can be easy to skip things like regular oil changes. Oil changes should be performed preventatively, meaning you should always change your car’s oil before the oil goes bad and leads to costly engine repairs. Your owner’s manual will tell you the frequency with which you need to have your oil changed, and it is in your best interest to follow it to the mile.

If you’re due for service, don’t delay: Bring your vehicle into Oliver Ford!

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